Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action in College Admissions

by | Jun 29, 2023 | Firm News

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action policies, used by many elite colleges and universities, that were designed to increase diversity in their student bodies. This particular case involved claims that Harvard University discriminated against prospective Asian-American students, and claims that the University of North Carolina discriminated against prospective Asian-American and white students. Colleges and universities will now be forced to revamp their admission selection policies that had allowed them to consider race. Prior to this decision, nine states had banned the use of race in the admission process in state colleges and universities. Those states include: Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Washington.